Uttarakhand

A guide to exploring Landour – an offbeat one

“You could be walking in the leopard’s footsteps”, Viru says in a tone that indicates it’s information and not breaking news. “There is one that visits the reserve regularly”, again – just relaying information.  We, on the other hand, are far from being passive listeners. How can you be, when you are told that a …

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The Goat Village

A slice of heaven at The Goat Village, an introduction

“Look forward to having you with us in the lost land of the Himalayas. Let’s leave the itinerary unplanned and unmapped” said the email from the Green People of The Goat Village. As if this wasn’t mouth-watering enough, they also said electricity was sporadic (and only available in the common areas), the internet almost non-existent, …

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Exploring Garhwal

Exploring Garhwal Himalayas from the remote village of Raithal

Travel plans for our first visit to the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand were like they always are – non-existent. Hence, flexible. Because we were travelling without an itinerary, we were open to everything. So how did we go about exploring the Garhwal Himalayas? Choose a base, make a “home” – in our case, it was …

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